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Developers can now submit apps made using Xcode 12 beta for iOS 14

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What you need to know

  • Apple has released an update for TestFlight.
  • Developers can now add up to 100 internal testers to app betas.
  • Apps made with the Xcode 12 beta can now also be submitted for the new version of iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Apple has announced a new update to its TestFlight software, as WWDC 2020 keeps rolling.

In a Developer news update yesterday (opens in new tab) Apple stated:

You can now add up to 100 internal testers (users with access to your team's content in App Store Connect) to quickly test beta builds as you iterate on your app. Additionally, you can now submit apps built with Xcode 12 beta using the SDK for iOS 14 beta, tvOS 14 beta, and watchOS 7 beta for internal testing, with support for the following:

  • Hotspot Configuration on watchOS
  • Access WiFi Information on watchOS
  • Extended Virtual Addressing on iOS and tvOS
  • User Management on tvOS
  • Siri on tvOS
  • Autofill Credential Provider on iOS and tvOS
  • NetworkExtension DNS Setting on iOS

New features announced but not yet supported are App clips, WidgetKit extensions and Apps build with Xcode 12 for macOS Universal App beta download.

Apple notes a couple of already-known issues. Installation progress for watchOS is not displayed accurately, and some apps may appear to be stuck on install even when the app binary has successfully completed installation. Secondly, apps using Swift packages containing resources are not successfully imported:

Apps that use Swift packages containing resources are not successfully imported. As a workaround, manually remove the CFBundleExecutable keys from the Info.plist files of the embedded resource bundles.

You can read the announcement here. (opens in new tab)

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.